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So, I’ve been in Orlando, FL with my family all week. I’m not going to bother trying to log the tea I drank while I was gone. I took some bags with me (Lupicia and Stash), but nothing that I only had a bag or two of, just stuff that I have plenty of so it’ll get logged at another time.

My Mom also bought me a cute tea ball that she found. Here’s a picture I found online of it: http://www.yourwdwstore.net/Disney-Tea-Ball—Mickey-Mouse_p_8196.html

So, I’m back in the office today, and congested and not feeling well from the travel. This tea sounded like it could help me feel better – peppermint for the headache and ginger for the upset stomach.

I taste peppermint, but not ginger. That’s fine, I wasn’t sure how they would mix. Perhaps there’s a bit of ginger right at the end.

It’s a nice tea, but more something that my husband would drink than me, I think.

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Auggy

I hope you feel better! At least brewing with a Mickey ball should make you happier, yes? :)

denisend

Heh, I don’t think I’ll actually use the ball. Only the front is open mesh, the back is solid steel (what?). Plus, I don’t like balls anyway because there’s not much room for the tea leaves to expand. When I’m drinking loose teas I’d rather do it in some type of brewer so the leaves have more room.

The ball is DEFINITELY going in the china cabinet though (which is over half tea items and about half alcohol items). It’s TOO CUTE.

Auggy

Weird on the back being solid. What’s up with that?

I have a tea ball and I used it as a strainer when I use my one pot that doesn’t have an in-spout filter. If I’m making two cups and put them close enough together, I can put one half of the ball in one and the other side in the other cup and it makes it much less messy while pouring (since I tend to pour a little into one cup, a little into the other and back and forth until they are filled). I’m pretty sure I’m a bit of a dork for doing it this way but I’ve that it works well even though I’m sure that’s not how they thought their little tea ball would be used. Hehe!

denisend

Oh, that’s a good idea – I’ve never thought of that! I bet Mickey’s ears would work for holding the ball in place just using the ball for straining into one cup. I have an English teapot without a strainer and the Yixing that I’m going to get doesn’t have one either. :-(

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Auggy

I hope you feel better! At least brewing with a Mickey ball should make you happier, yes? :)

denisend

Heh, I don’t think I’ll actually use the ball. Only the front is open mesh, the back is solid steel (what?). Plus, I don’t like balls anyway because there’s not much room for the tea leaves to expand. When I’m drinking loose teas I’d rather do it in some type of brewer so the leaves have more room.

The ball is DEFINITELY going in the china cabinet though (which is over half tea items and about half alcohol items). It’s TOO CUTE.

Auggy

Weird on the back being solid. What’s up with that?

I have a tea ball and I used it as a strainer when I use my one pot that doesn’t have an in-spout filter. If I’m making two cups and put them close enough together, I can put one half of the ball in one and the other side in the other cup and it makes it much less messy while pouring (since I tend to pour a little into one cup, a little into the other and back and forth until they are filled). I’m pretty sure I’m a bit of a dork for doing it this way but I’ve that it works well even though I’m sure that’s not how they thought their little tea ball would be used. Hehe!

denisend

Oh, that’s a good idea – I’ve never thought of that! I bet Mickey’s ears would work for holding the ball in place just using the ball for straining into one cup. I have an English teapot without a strainer and the Yixing that I’m going to get doesn’t have one either. :-(

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